COLTENE appoints new CFO
ALTSTÄTTEN, Switzerland: The board of directors of COLTENE, an international developer and producer of dental consumables, has appointed Gerhard Mahrle as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the management board of COLTENE. He will join the COLTENE Group as of 1 January 2014. Dr Hans Grüter, the current CFO, will continue to assist the company in an advisory capacity until the end of March 2014.
Mahrle, a Swiss national aged 56, has long-standing experience as CFO of listed, globally active industrial companies. He has held various senior finance and controlling positions during the course of his professional career. From 2009 to 2013, he was CFO of Kardex Group and from 2000 to 2009 of sia Abrasives. Prior to this, Mahrle worked as finance specialist for a number of well-known Swiss companies, such as Batigroup, Eugster/Frismag, Hilti, Hausmann/Vifor and Ciba-Geigy.
Martin Schaufelberger, CEO of the COLTENE Group, commented: “I am looking forward to collaborating with Gerhard Mahrle. With his extensive experience as CFO and as a management board member of globally active industrial companies, he will be able to provide new input in financial matters as well as in the further adaptation and optimisation of global group management processes.”
Mahrle earned a degree in finance and accounting at the University of St. Gallen. He also studied for two semesters at the University of Sheffield in the UK.